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California Watchdog Agency Warns Burnham CEO of Conflict in 2007 Appeal to CIRM Staff

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has issued a letter warning the CEO of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, John Reed, that he violated the state's Political Reform Act in 2007 when he sought to appeal a denial of a $638,000 research grant sought by his institution from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine given his position as a director of the agency's governing board.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.